Two-Vehicle Collision in Trinity River Area Kills 72-Year-Old Man

TRINITY RIVER, CA (June 29, 2023) – Sunday night, a head-on collision on State Route 299 left an elderly man dead and Aaron David Angeli hospitalized.

The fatal incident occurred on June 11th, at around 8:19 p.m., just west of Junction City.

According to California Highway Patrol, a westbound Ford Ranger driven by a 72-year-old man veered into the double-yellow lines of 299. Consequently, the Ford crashed head-on with a Ford Club Wagon traveling in the eastbound lane.

Responding emergency personnel claimed that the Club Wagon driver, 39-year-old Aaron David Angeli, suffered significant injuries from the collision. In addition, Angeli managed to extricate the unconscious Ford Ranger driver before it caught on fire.

Despite the life-saving efforts of the first responders, the Ranger driver died at the scene. At this time, his identity remains undisclosed to the public, pending notification from the next of kin.

Moreover, both directions of the roadway were temporarily shut down to allow for cleanup and preliminary duties.

No further details regarding the State Route 299 head-on crash have been released to the public. Officials will provide more information once available.

In this sorrowful time, the Sweet James team would like to extend their heartfelt condolences to the family of the victim.

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